October 7, 2009 RSS feed / Opinions

Goofing up health care reform

America's shouting match over health care reform has turned completely goofy — and I'm not talking about confused seniors at teabag rallies getting red-faced with anger after being told by the right-wing scare machine that "government is tryi More...

One soldier dies; another's mother prays

Whenever she reads an online notice that another American has died in Iraq or Afghanistan, Donna Faye Caudill posts the same response: "Praying for the soldier's family." Every time I read her response, I know that she is thinking about her son More...

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When caution takes courage

WASHINGTON At a White House dinner with a group of historians at the beginning of the summer, Robert Dallek, a shrewd student of both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, offered a chilling comment to President Obama. More...

Homegrown dangers lurk

What you need to know about Michael C. Finton is that he parked a van in front of a federal building in Springfield, Ill., believing it was loaded with explosives. He then twice made cell phone calls that he thought would detonate the bombs. More...